Amanda graduated summa cum laude from A&M in 2010 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. She received the Edwin S. Holdredge Award in Mechanical Engineering which is given to the senior with the highest GPA. She lives in Los Angeles, California and is a Business Development Engineer at SpaceX, an aerospace company. She primarily manages and coordinates proposal efforts. She loves her job because she gets to blend her technical knowledge and verbal skills that provide new and interesting challenges every day. Amanda stated that what she loved the most about her time at A&M and still loves today is the feeling of being part of the Aggie family. The more she meets people who attended other universities, the more she can appreciate what a unique and special place Texas A&M is, and how true it is that you never stop being an Aggie, you only become a former student.